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Title: A study on energy performance of hotel buildings in Singapore
Authors: Priyadarsini, R.
Xuchao, W.
Eang, L.S. 
Keywords: Energy use intensity
Fuel mix
Occupancy rate
Singapore hotel
Weather condition
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Priyadarsini, R., Xuchao, W., Eang, L.S. (2009). A study on energy performance of hotel buildings in Singapore. Energy and Buildings 41 (12) : 1319-1324. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper presents a study on energy performance of Singapore's hotel buildings. Energy consumption data and other pertinent information were collected from 29 quality hotels through a national survey. Building features and operational characteristics contributing to the variations in hotel energy performance were discussed. The annual average total energy use intensity (EUI) in these hotels is 427 kWh/m2. Electricity and gas are used in all sampled hotels, and some hotels also use diesel to power standby generator or hot water boiler. We also investigated relationships between electricity consumption and number of occupied rooms in individual hotels; the weak correlations found indicate it is necessary to improve energy management when occupancy rate is low. Besides, Pearson correlations between hotel energy use intensity and possible explanatory indicators revealed that three-star hotels differ from high class establishments in energy use. Worker density and years after the last major energy retrofit were also found to be highly correlated to hotel building energy use intensity. Also discussed in this paper is the effect of weather conditions on electricity consumption of the hotels. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Energy and Buildings
ISSN: 03787788
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2009.07.028
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